In this hot housing market, homebuyers are looking for anything to give them a competitive edge to close a sale. A Seattle startup is offering to give up to $50,000 in a down payment. And as you probably guessed, there's a catch. Buzzing since Monday's launch, the Seattle startup Loftium has had more than a thousand prospective homebuyers sign up. The idea is simple: Partnered with Umpqua bank as a lender, Loftium gives you money that is "approved down payment assistance" to buy a home.
Former Mayor Ed Murray resigned five days ago after a fifth sexual abuse allegation. Now, the man who was the first accuser to go public with a lawsuit talks about how the tide of public opinion has changed. Delvonn Heckard granted his first television interview with KING 5 on Monday. "I was really really emotional," the 46-year-old said about when Murray resigned. "I cried all day. Because I was like, now people really see my story -- that I told was the truth.
Ed Murray's family is speaking out in his defense, casting doubt on the cousin who has accused Murray of molesting him. Aileen Policros spoke very passionately about the abuse claims against her older brother, and a 'falling out' within their family that she believes is motivating his latest accuser to lie. Policros called us from her home in Pennsylvania. She is the youngest of seven Murray siblings.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".